Lavrung

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Guanyingqiao, Western Jiarong, Zhongzhai
Population

50,000 (1993 Lin).

Location

North central Sichuan Province, southwest tip of Maerkang county, Jinchuan river tributaries; northwest Jinchuan county; southeast Rangtang county.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Tibetan.

Dialects

Ere, Ergali, Guanyingqiao, Muerzong, Siyaowu, Taiyanghe, Xiaoyili, Yelong. Phonologically Western and Northern are fairly similar and differ greatly from Eastern. Lexical similarity: 60% between Western and Northern Jiarong dialects.

Typology

SOV; phonologically and lexically similar to Tibetan, grammatically more similar to Pumi and Qiang; complex consonant clusters; limited pitch contrast.

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Buddhist (Lamaist), traditional religion.